Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating
in the Day of Silence (DOS), a national youth movement bringing
attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
people and their allies. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which
is caused by anti-LGBT bullying, name-calling and harassment. This
year’s DOS is held in memory of Lawrence King, a 15 year-old student
who was killed in school because of his sexual orientation and gender
expression. I believe that ending the silence is the fi rst step toward
building awareness and making a commitment to address these
injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today.
DAY of SILENCE
® What are you going to do to end the Silence?